The Gallery

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Gallery 101 is a non-profit artist-run centre with charitable status dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. Each year, we present a stimulating array of solo and group exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary artists working in all mediums. We also offer services and professional development opportunities to artists, curators, writers and critics. Commitment to artists and their work is our first priority.

In 1979, a small group of energetic Ottawa artists pooled their resources to establish a new non-profit gallery in which they would have control over the production and presentation of their own work. Officially incorporated as the Artists’ Centre d’Artistes, it was located at 101, Fourth Avenue. During the 1980s, Gallery 101 also organized performances, poetry readings, and music events alongside its regular exhibition programming. Media arts - including sound art, video, and experimental cinema - became an important part of our programming in the 1990s.

Today, Gallery 101 continues its commitment to the visual arts in every form through its exhibitions, published monographs and catalogues. Furthermore, it has established international networks through the presentation of work by international artists and exhibitions of Canadian artists’ work abroad. Gallery 101 has a reputation for its Indigenous and culturally diverse programming, with emphasis on presenting the diversity within First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artistic voices. Moreover, our presentation of artists from multicultural and Franco-Ontarian identities has raised our public image as an accessible and inclusive contemporary art space.

Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the government of Ontario), and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.

Registered Charity #11879 0658 RR0001.

To make a donation to Gallery 101, go to: CharityID: s13298 


280 Catherine Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 5T3
(613) 230-2799 


Gallery 101 is an accessible venue

Hours of operation:

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5
Or book a tour during regular gallery hours: Tues – Fri, 10 – 5